Wasteland

Wasteland Wasteland is the story of Jacob Braunowitz a young Jewish man who tortured by self doubts and nightmare fears turns his back on his heritage his home and even his name Guided by a radical sister
  • Title: Wasteland
  • Author: Jo Sinclair
  • ISBN: 9780827602809
  • Page: 238
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wasteland is the story of Jacob Braunowitz, a young Jewish man who, tortured by self doubts and nightmare fears, turns his back on his heritage, his home, and even his name Guided by a radical sister who is half like a man and half like a woman and a wise and compassionate psychiatrist, Jacob makes the arduous journey back to his authentic identity, his family, and hisWasteland is the story of Jacob Braunowitz, a young Jewish man who, tortured by self doubts and nightmare fears, turns his back on his heritage, his home, and even his name Guided by a radical sister who is half like a man and half like a woman and a wise and compassionate psychiatrist, Jacob makes the arduous journey back to his authentic identity, his family, and his people.
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    1. Ruth Seid July 1, 1913 April 4, 1995 , was an American novelist who wrote under the pen name Jo Sinclair She earned awards and critical praise for her novels about race relations and the struggles of immigrant families in America from

    2. I recently came across a 1946 letter that my great grandmother wrote to my grandmother, in which she strongly recommended Wasteland One AbeBooks order later, I was reading about a Midwestern Jewish man going through an identity crisis during the 1940s Jake begins regular visits with a psychiatrist and delves into family issues in order to get at the root of his self loathing As literature, the book is heavy handed and mechanical Each chapter follows the same routine of examining Jake s relations [...]

    3. Wasteland is constructed around psychotherapy sessions in which John Brown aka Jake Braunowitz digs into the reasons for his shame of his Yiddish speaking, old world parents of his lesbian sister and of his Jewishness It made me think about how American Jewish self understand has been shaped by Freud and by the notion of self hatred, so popular in mid century Even today,the label self hating Jew is used to shut down any Jew who is critical of his her religion or culture or especially of Israel I [...]

    4. 1946 A Jewish guy with an abusive father and a lesbian sister goes through psychotherapy during WWII They smoke constantly in therapy He figures out how he feels about his family and moves on from the way he was stuck in life A good portrayal of what therapy can do for a person Good character development Jewish issues Oh and he s a newspaper photographer which is pretty cool A lot of focus on how the seder has affected him year after year as the youngest son, reading the questions, but feeling t [...]

    5. I just reread thisI first read it in the late 80sa beautiful book Would be enthralling reading for anyone who has ever felt different, like an outcast particularly Jews, African Americans, gays Judaism is at the core of the story, but the real theme is how understanding one s self and one s story can eliminate shame Psychoanalysis helps the main character rise out of his wasteland , and in turn his rejuvenated self helps each member of his family This was a bold and relatively unwritten of theme [...]

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